Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Best Day!

There are so many reasons why today was the best. First, it was productive, working, errands, just basically getting stuff done. Second, I am ecstatic to share that my mom is going to fully recover and has a clean bill of health! That was the most wonderful news of the day! I can't explain my excitement and my thanks to everyone's thoughts and lovely sentiments! Honestly, I don't know what I would do without all of the amazing people in my life:)

Third, while getting "stuff" done, I stopped into Anthro and saw the dress I had been stalking on sale. I bought it and put it on immediately! What do you think?

Shoes: Seychelles
Wooden Bangles: Thrifted
Dress: Anthropologie

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Shop Update ~ Summer Essentials

Amazing shop update from Dethrose Vintage! Here are some great additions for your summer wardrobe! 

More to come this week! Don't forget, 50% of my sales are going to my mother's medical fund! Help the best mom ever get better:) (see full post here.)
The summer time in Chicago is full of non stop things to do and events! The majority of what am involved in is of course Vintage. This past weekend I had the pleasure of selling again at the Randolph Street Market. A monthly sale of interesting Antiques and Vintage collectors. Unfortunately this time around, my brother Jon wasn't able to sell with me, but man oh man were people asking for him! The weather was perfect, I seriously couldn't have asked for better weather! Sunny with a cool breeze = bliss! I met some of the most amazing people, readers of my blog and just vintage lovers, including a girl whom never has bought vintage! What?!?! I exclaimed. So I was very, very, very happy to be her first. And boy did she go all out! I am waiting for a picture from her so I can show it to all of you. I will have pictures later of the sale for you today/tonight:)

 In the meantime, this weekend! Let's talk about that:)

Come celebrate the 4th of July in style at Vintage Heaven for it's monthly Big Vintage summer sale! Featuring 10-15 local vintage vendors from all over Chicago with such a variety of styles suitable for all Men & Women!

Dethrose Vintage just got a whole lot of "new" inventory! Styles of the 1950s into the 1990s, literally something for everyone!  

50% of proceeds from Dethrose Vintage will donated to a medical fund for my mother, Sharyn, who has recently fallen ill. My mother does not have the proper health insurance to cover her hospital stay and upcoming surgeries. The first bill for a 3 day stay in the hospital was the sum of someone's salary. My mother has always been there for me and now it is my turn to do whatever I can for her. So I will be doing everything possible to raise enough money throughout the summer aiding in taking care of my mother Sharyn. Including donating 50% of my Etsy profits as well. All I want is my mother to have a stress free mind and body when going through this. So why not use what I love doing to support someone I love!

I hope to see you all there!!! 

Karyn Dethrow

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My summer must haves!

On some mornings when I am procrastinating my days work, I will just sit and pretend I have a disposable income and "fake shop" my favorite vintage sites and Anthropologie. This was my morning today. I imagined myself at Anthropologie shopping for my must have summer retreat outfits and necessities.  Isn't funny that a laidback morning such as this just made my day better.
 My 2 favorite dresses currently:) In the Summer time I don't like to be too covered up. Now, I don't like suntanning, it actually scares me to look tan, lol. But I love being in the sun if that makes sense. I slather on as much sunscreen as possible, I just like to be in the warmth of the sun. So bare shoulders, midriff and legs are a must for me!

 I love a huge hat and the colorful raffia is just so gorgeous! 

I love separates! I personally wear separates more than just dresses. I like the mixing of prints and having fun with different silhouettes. I just think these 2 would look oddly perfect together!

I don't wear pants often but I would gladly do a little late 60's with these cropped AG ankle skinny jeans in kelly green and this cotton gauze floral hippie blouse! What a great outfit for a cool summer 

 The perfect summer shoe and hat! They really go with everything! I mean, a good wedge can be the only shoe you really need all summer long! You guys know how much I adore a sky high wedge platform:) And this hat is perfect to shade your face on a bright sunny day!

Summer perfect nightwear. I don't know about all of you, but I get dressed up for bed. It's a ritual, I wash my face, with just soap and cool water, then I make my own toner and spray a mist on my face and then moisturize. If I have curled and set my hair I pin a hair-net on to keep my curls in tact. Finally I put on a nightgown or a set like above. Why not feel pretty and feminine for sleepy time too?

 So green is my favorite color. My favorite combination is light green and pale yellow or a creamy ivory. Of course I was drawn to both of these dresses, so that's why I saved the best for last!

Of course you can't choose your summer wardrobe without a perfect pair of shades! These are gorgeous and classic...don't they look familiar???

There you have it, my summer picks from Anthropologie's newest inventory:)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Shop Update

Ok, short and sweet, here is a Dethrose Vintage shop update. 

Here is the interesting a little gift to all of you, I would like to extend a 15% off coupon code to all of you for Dethrose Vintage. Just consider this a little Thank You for being so supportive of all of us lil' ol' bloggers and shop owners:) The code is SUMMER and be sure to use it at checkout! 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lake Front Friday

 I decided to take some time today to appreciate where I am. This week has been a hard week for my family  & being so far away from them isn't easy in times like this. So I spent the day with my Chicago family, my friends are such a wonderful support system. Keeping positive in moments of hardship is very important to me. A clear head can do wonders. 

My friend Kat and I wanted to take advantage of this crystal clear perfect summer day. First to Anthropologie and then off to the lakefront for an impromptu picnic!! Love it:) 

 Doesn't my dress go with the scenery perfect!?
50s Day Dress~ Buffalo Exchange
Jewelry~ Estate 
Shoes~ Seychelles

 I was asking Kat for the camera here and she decided to snap! Btw, these Sunglasses are my new favorite purchase from Anthropologie!
 Our little picnic:)
 Miss Kat!

 We had a little stalker;)
 Foggy and faint Chicago city skyline.
 Ay, Ay, Captain! 
 Oh I wish I had a summer boat!

 The water was so clear today!

 It was very random to stumble across this little shed off the lake. It's an archery range!

I hope you all are having a lovely Friday!!! 

Mom, I love you and I am thinking of you! See you soon.